Sunday, May 29, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: More Trouble for the Colonies

May 31, 1774:  The Boston Port Bill, the first of the so called Intolerable Acts, took effect.  The port of Boston was closed by the British until restitution was paid for the destruction wrought by the Boston Tea Party the year before.

Header: The Boston Tea Party colored engraving by Currier mid-1800s


Timmy! said...

Ahoy Pauline! Oh, bring it, ya limeys... You want destruction, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

This also kind of works with the upcoming Bruins-Canucks Stanley Cup final, too.

...just saying.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Believe it or not, I totally thought of that. Go Bruins!